Brooklyn Brewery Development Advisory Services (2015-2017)


The Brooklyn Brewery engaged BJH to assist it in siting and developing a new 400,000 to 1,000,000 barrel brewery.  The Brewery sought to expand capacity primarily to serve overseas markets in Northern Europe where demand has been growing exponentially.  Ideally, the Brewery sought to locate within close proximity to the Port of New York and New Jersey, and at a site that either had rail or where rail could have been easily activated.  BJH’s project scope involved undertaking location analysis, including performing tax and economic development program and benefit level comparisons across jurisdictions, as well as negotiating with land owners, determining timeframes and processes for obtaining discretionary land use and other development approvals, interfacing with public partners, and analyzing capital requirements and potential for investor returns.